On Monday night the Newton County Quorum Court met in Jasper, Arkansas, where they passed a resolution affirming that the Newton County is Pro-Life.
Newton County joins a growing list of communities in Arkansas that have publicly taken a pro-life position.
Last year the Arkansas Legislature passed Act 392 of 2021 by Rep. Kendon Underwood (R – Cave Springs) and Sen. Gary Stubblefield (R – Branch).
This good law affirms that cities and counties can designate themselves as Pro-Life.
Act 392 also says that Pro-Life Communities can install signs or banners announcing that they are Pro-Life.
To date, 16 counties have passed resolutions recognizing unborn children and affirming that they are Pro-Life, and several cities and towns have passed Pro-Life resolutions as well.
Besides Newton County, so far Washington, Benton, Crawford, Cleburne, Pope, Jackson, Saline, Faulkner, Perry, Sebastian, Lee, White, Prairie, Searcy, and Carrol counties have adopted Pro-Life resolutions — and so have the cities and towns of Marianna, Russellville, Springdale, LaGrange, Moro, Aubrey, Haynes, and Marshall.
Public opinion polling has shown time and time again that Arkansans oppose abortion.
Most Arkansans believe abortion ought to be either completely illegal or legal only under certain circumstances, and Arkansas has passed some of the strongest pro-life laws of any state in the nation.
In light of that, it makes sense that so many communities in Arkansas would vote to affirm that they are Pro-Life.
We look forward to other cities and counties passing Pro-Life resolutions in the coming week!